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Overview Brief

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free is a test conducted to check for pregnancy in a woman. It is performed using a urine sample.

What is Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test?

Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin is a glycoprotein hormone found in the urine and blood of a woman only during pregnancy. The main function of the hormone is to nourish the egg after fertilization and it is implanted on the wall.  The test can detect if you are pregnant within ten days of missing your period.

Why is Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test suggested?

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test is conducted to identify if there is a pregnancy and is usually taken after a  missed period.

How is a Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test performed?

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test is a simple procedure that does not involve any pain or discomfort.

  • Collect your urine in a cup, preferably midstream.
  • Use the dropper to place a few drops of urine the pregnancy test stick.
  • Wait for around 2-3 minutes for the results to appear.

What are the parameters measured in the Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test?

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test is conducted to detect the HCG hormone which the body begins to produce around six to twelve days after conception. Any amount of HCG above 25 mlu/ mL is considered as a positive indication of pregnancy.

Preparation before performing Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test is a very simple procedure that does not need much preparation. However, it is advisable to use the first urine sample of the day as the HCG hormone is highest in the morning after sleep.

Post-care after Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test does not have any side effects that require treatment or attention.

Sample types in Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test merely indicates if there is a case of pregnancy or not.

  • Single Line or ‘-’ symbol: Positive
  • Double Line or ‘+’ symbol: Positive

Side Effects of Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test

The Beta Human Chorionic Gonodotropin Free Test has no known side effects. However, taking the test incorrectly or too early might give wrong results.

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